The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary OF Lingo and Colloquial Phrases

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is the official home for the evolving and influential language of the LGBTQIA+ Community. 

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Queer History,

identity & Pride.

"A must for better understanding queer culture, especially the contributions of Black and Latinx trans people to pop culture at large." - Library Journal


The Queens' English, The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases celebrates the etymological diversity of over eight hundred terms used to describe our collective gay and queer experience. It is an epic journey of understanding identity, sexuality, gender, equality, humor, community and PRIDE! This dictionary officially houses the language of the lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, two-spirit, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and non-heteronormative Commonly abbreviated as LGBTQIA+  communities in the United States of America. 

The Queens' English is a resource for terminology and colloquial phrases with modern definitions, real life usage examples, synonyms, important usage notes, and supporting background information to further enhance the understanding of each term. Interstitial how-tos and history lessons about trailblazing people, places, and events that have impacted the language within the LGBTQIA+ community are included throughout.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen and gender nonconforming queens alike,

this Lingo does slay! 


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